“Immediately’s present will probably be my remaining as host of The 700 Membership,” the 91-year-old Robertson stated on the sixtieth anniversary of the community, “My alternative will probably be my very succesful son, Gordon, who will take over as full-time host of this system.”
Starting in October, Robertson will probably be showing on “The 700 Membership” on a month-to-month foundation to reply viewer emails.
In response to CBN Information, Robertson will proceed to make different on-air appearances however may even be instructing at Regent College, the Christian establishment he based in 1977.
“Robertson appears ahead to devoting his power and expertise full-time to serving to practice and equip members of the 11,000-strong pupil physique of Regent College as they’re getting ready to turn out to be ‘Christian Leaders to Change the World,'” CBN Information wrote.
“‘Good and trustworthy’ does not even start to explain my father’s service to CBN for 60 years. His legacy and the instance of his prayer life will proceed to guide The 700 Membership within the years to return,” son Gordon Robertson acknowledged. “And one of the best half is, he’s simply going throughout the road to Regent College and will probably be on The 700 Membership repeatedly sooner or later.”
Robertson’s colleagues and others commemorated the announcement.
“I really like you, Granddaddy, and I’m so happy with all you’ve got achieved all through this superb 60 years!” CBN Information correspondent and granddaughter Abigail Robertson tweeted.
“Immediately, my expensive buddy Pat Robertson introduced he’s stepping down from co-hosting @700club after 60 superb years! So grateful to have had the glory to co-host with him these final 8 years. God bless you Pat! You made it enjoyable!” CBN’s Wendy Griffith wrote.
“What a run!” CBS Information correspondent Ed O’Keefe reacted.
“Congratulations to the 700 Membership reaching this milestone. Completely satisfied Retirement to Pat Robertson a real TV broadcasting pioneer,” GOP spokesperson Paris Dennard tweeted.
Robertson had hosted “The 700 Membership” since 1966. His son had been serving because the present’s co-host and govt producer in addition to the CEO of CBN.